I don’t think this is the right take. Played against him all year in the @NLch_official. Already shows poise, hands, and skating ability greater than Larsson is now. Superior skater who can take shifts over and is playing against men already.
– Daniel Winnik (@Danwinnik34) June 30, 2023
David Reinbacher’s name has given rise to very different opinions since he was drafted on Wednesday.
I understand both positions. At first, I was among those who were a little cold to the idea of drafting Renbacher, but now I think he’s an excellent choice for the Montreal Canadiens.
What’s more, the Tricolore is trying to create a specific culture within the organization, and Michkov doesn’t seem to fit in. Many of his teammates found him excruciating, despite all his talent.
Reinbacher was a wise choice, as the Habs weren’t going to draft Michkov anyway, and the remaining forwards were less likely to become impact players.
Former NHL forward Daniel Winnik had some very good things to say about the CH’s new defenseman.
Winnik has close to 800 games’ experience in the show. For the past four years, he has maintained an approximate rate of one point per game in Switzerland’s professional league.
He also addressed Button’s statement that Reinbacher is an Adam Larsson 2.0.
“He’s already showing superior balance, hands and skating ability to Adam Larsson right now. He’s a better skater, can take over and is playing against men already.” – Daniel Winnik
It’s worth mentioning that Reinbacher is a ” late” player, as his birthday is in October, and Josi was among the youngest of his crop. At that age, Josi scored 24 points in 42 games.
Worst of all, Reinbacher’s main goal is to improve his offensive game and become an impact defenseman in the NHL.
Here’s a very interesting statistic on the best points-per-game averages by Europeans in their draft year. Reinbacher (0.48) is third on this list, behind Rasmus Dahlin (0.49) and Victor Hedman (0.49).
European men’s league DY PPG:
Dahlin – 0.49 – 2018
Hedman – 0.49 – 2009
*Reinbacher – 0.48 – 2023
Heiskanen – 0.27 – 2017
Josi – 0.23 – 2008
Seider – 0.21 – 2019
– Patrick Tallon (@PatrickETallon) June 29, 2023
Personally, I think the Habs could get a first-pair defenseman in Reinbacher. He’s already physically imposing, with excellent mobility, while being responsible in all three zones.
– Nolan Patrick, the second overall pick in the 2017 draft, will be free as a bird this Saturday, when the free agent market opens.
The Vegas Golden Knights did not tender a qualifying offer to Nolan Patrick, Maxim Marushev and Connor Corcoran and they will become unrestricted free agents.
Pavel Dorofeyev, Brett Howden and Jiri Patera were all qualified. pic.twitter.com/x3ETtW6lH3
– Complete Hockey News (@CompleteHkyNews) June 30, 2023
– Draymond Green won’t be changing teams.
– Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) June 30, 2023
– Winger Bruce Brown could perhaps eat some minutes from Quebecer Bennedict Mathurin.
ESPN reporting with @malikaandrews: Free agent Bruce Brown has agreed on a two-year, $45M deal with the Indiana Pacers, his agents Ty Sullivan and Steven Heumann of @CAASports tell ESPN. Denver – limited in what it could pay – loses a key piece to its repeat hopes.
– Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 30, 2023
– Seth Jones’ brother, Caleb, will not be back with the Chicago Blackhawks.
The Blackhawks officially only qualified Philipp Kurashev, making Anders Bjork, Austin Wagner, Caleb Jones, Hunter Drew, Maxim Golod and Cameron Hillis all UFAs.
– Scott Powers (@ByScottPowers) June 30, 2023
– What do you think?
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– NHL (@NHL) June 30, 2023